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I recently purchased a 2011 Cts coupe 3.6DI with Cts V rims 19" painted black. It looked nice but car had a small vibration when going over 42mph. Got it new tires and i was told 2 rims (1) front and (1) rear were bent. I took the rims to a repair rim shop local, only one we have here in Laredo Tx. Charged $55 for fixing both rims. Results:, A whole more vibration! Even steering vibration :(. I was told by tire shop Discount Tire, that rims cant really be fixed, they will always have issues.. So they told me they can get me both each for $350, so a total of $700. I was looking on ebay and some are a little cheaper, what do you all recommend? The bent my curreny rims had was really small, could only tell when balancing wheels, but well... I need advice if buy new, or from the shop, or any suggestions online? I need 1 front and 1 rear.
 

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So the shop told you the rims were bent, charged you to fix the rims, then made it worse and now say they can't be fixed?
 

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So the shop told you the rims were bent, charged you to fix the rims, then made it worse and now say they can't be fixed?
They said they were fixed, but they can only do so much, they use a hammer and a fire to heat them. I didnt see any special machine, i asked and they said they dont have one, so i assume they just more less fix it by using measuring tape.. Its dumb.. But idc i just want to fix my issue :/ taking recommendations so i dont make moremistakes that cost money lol
 

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Maybe should've done a liiiittle more homework before paying some shop to "repair" your wheels with a torch and a hammer. :nono: I've never used these guys - http://www.wheelcollision.com/ - but they have been around for years and advertise nationally in the big car magazines.

Considering how much the CTS-V wheels seem to be going for on Ebay, it seems like you could buy a new set of other wheels, then sell the 2 good and 2 bent (but presumably fixable by a real wheel repair shop) CTS-V wheels you've got, and end up spending only a couple hundred bucks. You might even come out ahead, depending on which wheels you choose. Stick with 19s so you can keep your existing tires (no extra money spent there). Check out the options on the online wheel shops (Tire Rack, Discount Tire Direct, etc) and see if anything catches your eye. Hell, here's an option that would allow you to come out ahead - Bremmer Kraft BR08 in 19x8.5/10" for only $436 on closeout! Yes, for 4 wheels! And Bremmer Kraft is definitely a reputable brand, so it's not like you'd be buying garbage wheels.
 

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My vote is to replace all four with something else. Although the V wheels look ok, they are nothing special. You can do better.

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My vote is exactly what AAIIIC said. Do it. Those wheels at that price is a bargain. Tire Rack is a highly reputable dealer. And if you need new tires, they will mount and balance them and send them to you ready to go.
 

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Good idea.... Its really hard for me to decide.. I really like the cts v rims.. But well i can get 4 nice brand new not bent wheels for the price of 2 used cadillac rims... That"s something. I was thinking replacing the front maybe the rear is not too bad and it wont vibrate... If the steering wheel vibrates its probably the front one. Then again those rims for 436 dollars are not for sale anymore i reallyy liked the style and price, but they are gone :(. I would of probably purchased them. Any other ideas? Also i have tires already, 2 new continental extreme contact on the rear and some hakuma i believe in front like 1 year old, still very good thread. I think tires are good atm


I really like your alls advice thanks a lott!, any other advices or toughts are very welcomed thanks
 

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This guy is a moron.
 

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Im obviously asking because im not sure if any 19" rims fit, its a simple question, if you plan coming here and calling people stuff or insulting stay away from the post and being immature. Not everyone is an expert at auto stuff and that"s the reason why we join a Forum. Thanks
 

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Im obviously asking because im not sure if any 19" rims fit, its a simple question, if you plan coming here and calling people stuff or insulting stay away from the post and being immature. Not everyone is an expert at auto stuff and that"s the reason why we join a Forum. Thanks
Hi a847297,
Most here are willing to help but asking a question like that means you've done zero research. Go and google your question and then do some reading first and learn the basics then come here with your questions and you will receive the help you need. Ill give you a hint on your question tough; If you went and bought 20 sets of 19" rims randomly you would be lucky if any fit!!!! Research your bolt pattern, rim size, offset,etc.....
 

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Might want to also look into what AWD means on a CTS. Mismatched tires? This is another rude awakening coming your way.
 

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Would any 19" rims from ebay fit the cts coupe? Im gonna start looking for rims :)
:confused: Go to ebay, type "2008 CTS wheels 19" into the search bar and you'll have an answer.

Im obviously asking because im not sure if any 19" rims fit, its a simple question...
You have 19" wheels on your car now, right? So how can you not know if any 19" wheels will fit? :confused:

Hi a847297,
Most here are willing to help but asking a question like that means you've done zero research. Go and google your question and then do some reading first and learn the basics then come here with your questions and you will receive the help you need.
Well said. a847297, go here and read this stuff - http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/index.jsp.

Might want to also look into what AWD means on a CTS. Mismatched tires? This is another rude awakening coming your way.
Does he have an AWD CTS?
 

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Its a Rwd. And ive seen different numbers on rims some are wider and bigger or i assume since i see some diameters and mm measurements which im lost, but tire rack does help a lot!, thanks
 

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Good idea.... Its really hard for me to decide.. I really like the cts v rims.. But well i can get 4 nice brand new not bent wheels for the price of 2 used cadillac rims... That"s something. I was thinking replacing the front maybe the rear is not too bad and it wont vibrate... If the steering wheel vibrates its probably the front one. Then again those rims for 436 dollars are not for sale anymore i reallyy liked the style and price, but they are gone :(. I would of probably purchased them. Any other ideas? Also i have tires already, 2 new continental extreme contact on the rear and some hakuma i believe in front like 1 year old, still very good thread. I think tires are good atm


I really like your alls advice thanks a lott!, any other advices or toughts are very welcomed thanks
They're still available, I just clicked the link...
19x8.5 Bremmer Kraft BR08 Titanium w/Machined Undercut
for 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe RWD Premium
In Stock $139.00 $278.00
19x10 Bremmer Kraft BR08 Titanium w/Machined Undercut
for 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe RWD Premium
Fewer than 3 $79.00 $158.00

Why aren't you buying these and solving your problems? Did you even click the link?
 

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Dang, that's a smokin deal. Wish I didn't have my heart set on chrome. Looking at CTS-V coupe wheels on EBay $1,999. Anyone know of a BR08 style wheel in chrome.
 

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If they are for sale Tomorrow im buying this ones!, i plan to Plasti Dip them black, what do you all think? Youtube videos seem to show its easy to Plastidip and if i ever wish to revert its easy! Yes they are in stock i just checked thanks, amazing rims in love.. Good advice too, i can sell my 2 good rims and almost make back the money
 

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Dang, that's a smokin deal. Wish I didn't have my heart set on chrome. Looking at CTS-V coupe wheels on EBay $1,999. Anyone know of a BR08 style wheel in chrome.

Unless you are from the 'hood, you really don't want chrome. Don't do that to your car..........

Shakey
 
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